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XANTHAN GUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment472 products
mask441 products
foundation420 products
moisturizer412 products
serums & essences356 products
facial cleanser216 products
moisturizer with SPF214 products
toothpaste188 products
beach & sport sunscreen182 products
body wash/cleanser147 products
shampoo117 products
exfoliant/scrub113 products
around-eye cream104 products
body firming lotion101 products
hand cream94 products
mascara91 products
concealer85 products
eye liner72 products
baby lotion68 products
bronzer/highlighter59 products
anti-aging52 products
lipstick39 products
hair treatment/serum36 products
BB cream36 products
liquid hand soap35 products
baby shampoo34 products
conditioner33 products
makeup primer32 products
31 products
styling gel/lotion30 products
toners/astringents29 products
eye shadow29 products
blush28 products
hair styling aide27 products
baby soap25 products
foot moisturizer23 products
makeup remover22 products
brow liner22 products
antiperspirant/deodorant21 products
baby bubble bath20 products
sunless tanning17 products
hair spray14 products
shaving cream13 products
bubble bath13 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
baby wipes11 products
after sun product11 products
baby sunscreen10 products
tooth whitening10 products
hand sanitizer10 products
mouthwash9 products
after shave8 products
facial powder8 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
bar soap6 products
CC cream6 products
beard cleanser6 products
baby toothpaste6 products
lip liner6 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
oil controller4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
detangler4 products
diaper cream3 products
lip balm3 products
nail polish3 products
beard care3 products
foot cleansing2 products
body oil2 products
fragrance for women2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
other eye makeup2 products
fragrance for men2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
pore strips1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
vapor rubs1 products
lip plumper1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1095 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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